Memorial fund established in honor of Mollie Tibbetts

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A memorial fund has been established in Mollie Tibbetts’ name to benefit Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. To date, more than 270 people have donated over $20,000, according to a release from the University of Iowa.

Tibbetts was a 20-year-old UI student who went missing in July in the town of Brooklyn. She was later found dead in a cornfield. Her alleged killer is an illegal immigrant.

The Mollie Tibbetts Memorial Fund for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry will support UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital, which provides a full range of mental health services provided by psychologists, psychiatrists and an array of other professionals to care for children and adolescents. 

“Mollie gave back in many ways as a member of the university community, including participating in Dance Marathon and helping patients at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital. We are thankful to Mollie’s family for allowing us to honor her through this fund,” UI Vice President of Student Life Melissa Shivers said.

To give to the Mollie Tibbetts Memorial Fund for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, visit

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